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Bittergourd and Carrot Pickle.

Bitter-gourd and carrot pickle, is an easy low calorie pickle, which is also very easy to make.

Pickle is a no no for most of us as it is high in oil. So how about a pickle that has very little oil. Most people can’t stand the bitter taste of bittergourd and usually avoid it in our daily diet. Bittergourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients. It also helps diabetic and toxemia conditions. So I guess u can call this a healthy pickle. So lets get started.

Author: Nisa Homey.
Yield: 1 Horlicks bottle.
Bittergourd: 2 medium size.(preferably the dark green one). (cut into thin slices).
Carrot: 2 medium size. (cut into thin slices)
Green chilies slit: 10 to 15.
Garlic: 3 pods (cut into thin slices)
Ginger: 2 inch.(cut into thin slices)
Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp.
Turmeric: ¼ tsp.
Vinegar: 1 cup.
Curry leaves.
Salt accordingly.
Sugar: 2 tsp.
Oil: 1 tbsp.


1.      Mix the bittergourd and carrot with ginger, garlic, green chilies, and salt.
2.      Put into a steamer and stream till it is ¾ cooked (do not overcook). Let it cool.
3.      Heat 1 tbsp oil and put in mustard seeds, turmeric, curry leaves and switch off the fire and then add the steamed bittergourd mix..
4.      Heat vinegar and sugar and when it is cooled mix it with the bittergourd mix.
5.      Store in bottles. Will keep outside for a week and in fridge longer.

I updated the pictures on August 1, 2014. The picture below is the one I took first on June 2010, I am keeping it as a reminder to myself from where I began.


  1. Hi Nisa,
    I tried this recipe without bittergourd...came out well..i sauted ginger n chilly instead of steaming...nice pickle..THANKS.Can u post recipes with Broccoli?Thanks...


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